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Director:
Writers:
Denis Hamill (story) &
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Release Date:
16 January 1987 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Guess who's playing doctor? See more »
Plot:
Con man Kevin Lennihan framed in a jewel smuggling tries for an insanity plea and is sent to a hospital for review where he is confused for another doctor and takes over the hospital when a major storm hits. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
I didn't laugh once... See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Pryor ... Kevin Lenahan / Dr. Eddie Slattery

Rachel Ticotin ... Rachel Atwood

Rubén Blades ... Louis
Maria Cardinale

Joe Mantegna ... Arthur Chambers

Bob Dishy ... Dr. Foster

Sylvia Miles ... Nurse Maggie Lesser

Joe Dallesandro ... Stucky

Randall 'Tex' Cobb ... Box

Bob Saget ... Dr. Joffe

Joseph Ragno ... Palazzi

Jon Polito ... Kline

Garrett Morris ... Helicopter Junkie

Brian Tarantina ... Tommy Pinto

Jude Ciccolella ... Jack Kinney
Cigdem Onat ... Dr. Hoffman
Lucius Houghton ... Fido
Joe Aufiery ... Prosecutor

Kate McGregor-Stewart ... Nurse Mary
Randell Haynes ... Jackson

Al White ... Reggie
Marquerita Wallace ... Sexy Patient
Manera Smith ... Pregnant Woman
Verna Hampton ... Maternity Nurse

Lou Walker ... Patient with Leg Cast
Doris Dworsky ... Constipated Lady

Denis Hamill ... Maintenance Man
John Hamill ... Maintenance Man
Ralf D. Bode ... Judge
Ann Pollack ... Court Reporter
Miriam Cruz ... Hispanic Woman

Teresa Yenque ... Hispanic Woman

Wesley Snipes ... Ambulance Driver
Mike Silver ... Psycho Patient
Kevin Campbell ... Psycho Patient
Mel Shrawder ... Psycho Patient
Larry Graves ... Psycho Patient
Jack Hallett ... Psycho Nurse

Michael Medeiros ... Junkie
Keith Roberts ... Junkie
Karen Jones-Meadows ... E.R. Nurse
Feiga Martinez ... E.R. Nurse

Elizabeth Arlen ... E.R. Nurse
Peg Banesse ... E.R. Nurse
Joe Rivers ... E.R. Orderly
Clifford Jackson ... E.R. Maintenance
Lara Marshall ... E.R. Clerk
Leroy Staples ... Body Guard
Johnny Howie ... Body Guard

Steve Boles ... Guard

John Woodson ... Guard
Bennie Moore ... Guard (as Ben Moore)
Jeffrey Pillars ... Correction Officer
Joseph Coscia ... Prison Guard
Del Roy ... Porno Shop Cop
Laura Bastianelli ... Porno Shop Cop

Lee Lawrence ... Porno Shop Cop
Geoff Gordon ... Porno Shop Cop
Ron Amari ... Fat Patient
Raymond Rosario ... Boy in Waiting Room
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maureen Kedes ... Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Apted 
 
Writing credits
Denis Hamill (story) &
John Hamill (story) and
Alan Swyer (story)

Denis Hamill (screenplay) &
John Hamill (screenplay)

David Isaacs 
Ken Levine 

Produced by
Robert W. Cort .... producer (as Robert Cort)
Ted Field .... producer
Bob Larson .... executive producer (as Bob Larson)
Eric Lerner .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Alan Silvestri 
 
Cinematography by
Ralf D. Bode 
 
Film Editing by
Robert K. Lambert 
 
Casting by
Margery Simkin 
 
Production Design by
John J. Lloyd  (as John Lloyd)
 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson  (as George Robert Nelson)
 
Costume Design by
Colleen Atwood 
 
Makeup Department
Fern Buchner .... makeup artist
Joseph Coscia .... hair stylist (as Joe Coscia)
Tony Lloyd .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Christopher Cronyn .... unit production manager: New York (as Christopher H. Cronyn)
Bob Larson .... production manager
Michael W. Stroud .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louis D'Esposito .... second assistant director
Robert V. Girolami .... first assistant director
Jane Paul .... second second assistant director
Glen Trotiner .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
Ernest Depew .... construction coordinator (as Ernie DePew)
Frank Didio .... head carpenter
David Jonas .... production illustrator
William Kane .... property master: New York (as Billy Kane)
Larry McGuire .... lead person (as Larry A. McGuire)
John Jay Moore .... art director: New York
Jerry Moss .... property master
Ron Petagna .... construction coordinator
Ken Peterson .... assistant property master (as Kenny Peterson)
Steve Purdy .... supervising painter (as Stephen Purdy)
David Ramsay .... property master
Steven Schwartz .... set designer
Randy Teague .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
James Beshears .... supervising adr editor
David Bifano .... audio programmer
Willie D. Burton .... production sound mixer (as Willie Burton)
Norval D. Crutcher .... sound editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Daniel F. Finnerty .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Fortune .... sound editor
Robert W. Harris .... utility sound (as Robert Harris)
Frank Howard .... sound editor
David M. Ice .... sound editor
Rick Kline .... re-recording mixer
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator (as Marvin Lewis)
Victoria Martin .... foley editor
Donald O. Mitchell .... re-recording mixer
Richard Overton .... re-recording mixer
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer (as Charlene Richards)
Stephen Stalheim .... assistant sound editor
George Watters II .... supervising sound editor
Gary Wright .... foley editor
 
Special Effects by
Stanley Amborn .... special effects (as Stan Amborn)
Connie Brink .... special effects: New York
James Fredburg .... special effects
Bruce Robles .... special effects (as John Bruce Robles)
Bill Traynor .... special effects
Joseph A. Unsinn .... special effects supervisor (as Joseph Unsinn)
 
Visual Effects by
Syd Dutton .... special visual effects: Illusion Arts
Albert Whitlock .... matte painting consultant
 
Stunts
Steve M. Davison .... stunts (as Steve Davison)
Tim A. Davison .... stunts
David R. Ellis .... stunt coordinator (as David Ellis)
Richard M. Ellis .... stunts (as Richard Miller Ellis)
Robert V. Girolami .... stunts
Diane Hetfield .... stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunts
Rashon Khan .... stunts
Larry Kirsch .... stunt helicopter pilot
John Larson .... stunts
Alan Oliney .... stunts
Ron Oliney .... stunts
Jackie Resch .... stunts
John Sherrod .... stunts
David Welch .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mitchell Amundsen .... second assistant camera (as C. Mitchell Amundsen)
Audie Aragon .... second company grip
Angelo Di Giacomo .... first assistant camera
Robert Fletcher .... still photographer
Jay Fortune .... gaffer: New York
Earl Gilbert .... gaffer
Steve Gilbert .... lighting technician
Kenny Gross .... first company grip: New York
Rhio Haessig .... assistant chief lighting technician
Bobby Holland .... poster photographer
Stan Keitt .... camera trainee
Patrick Marshall .... chief rigging gaffer (as Pat Marshall)
Bob Miyamoto .... grip
Gaylin P. Schultz .... first company grip (as Gaylin Schultz)
Bernie Schwartz .... dolly grip
Michael Stone .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Maggie Lear .... casting associate
Lauren Pollack .... casting associate
Shari Rhodes .... additional casting
Stacey Rhodes .... extras casting (as Stacy Rhodes Resch)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Winnie D. Brown .... costume supervisor (as Winnie Brown)
Mary Alice Ruff .... costumer
Cathy Scott .... seamstress
Bill Tiegs .... costumer
Don Vargas .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Terry Haggar .... color timer
Kimberly Ray .... assistant film editor
Golda Savage .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
James B. Campbell .... orchestrator
Kenneth Karman .... music editor
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Edwin Bowden .... driver (as Edwin Bowden Jr.)
Edward Bowen .... driver (as Ed Bowen)
John Feinblatt .... driver
Harold Grist .... driver
Willie Honeycutt .... driver
Ken Hudson .... driver
Beth Jones .... driver
Harry J. Leavey .... transportation captain: New York (as Harry Leavey)
Jim Parham .... driver
Jessie Smith .... driver
Michael Stroud .... transportation coordinator
L.V. Williams .... driver
 
Other crew
Paul Apted .... production assistant
Julianna Arenson .... production coordinator
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Dan Cox .... regional liaison
Kent Douglas Crawford .... stand-in: bob saget (as Kent Crawford)
Tony Criscione .... assistant auditor
Mike Curtis .... caterer
Walter Dickson .... caterer
Pete Emmet .... publicist
Elaine Fiona Ferguson .... technical advisor (as Elaine Ferguson)
Rene Fisher .... assistant: Mr. Pryor
Sam Froelich .... production assistant
Lauren Glassman .... executive assistant: Mr. Pryor
Jennifer L. Johnson .... assistant: Mr. Pryor (as Jenny Johnson)
Rashon Khan .... assistant: Mr. Pryor
Tim Marshall .... production assistant
Jim McMahon .... afi talent
Kate Miller .... production secretary
Ben Moore .... hospital liaison
James Moore .... hospital maintenance
Ann Pollack .... production associate
Jane Raab .... production office coordinator: New York
Sharon Rainey .... production secretary
Cathy Ramsay .... craft service
Fran Roy .... production administrator
Ron Stack .... assistant auditor
Renata Stoia .... script supervisor
David Ticotin .... regional liaison: New York
Robert Weibezahl .... assistant: Mr. Larson
Janet Weiss .... production assistant: New York
 

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100 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ralf D. Bode, the film's cinematographer, plays the part of the no-nonsense judge that sentences Kevin Lenehan to prison.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: Box opens the garage door, yells about his dog being kicked. However, Stuckey kicks the patient who thinks he's a dog several seconds before Box actually opens the garage door. There is no way that Box could have seen Stucky kick the dog.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Eddie Lenahan:8 hours ago I was lunatic at the state asylum. Right? Now I gotta a yacht, I met a nice lady. I'm proud to be an American.
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Soundtrack:
THE RIDE OF THE VALKYRIESSee more »

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I didn't laugh once..., 11 August 2012
Author: Tim Kidner (tim@kidnerpix.com) from Salisbury, United Kingdom

Though the subject had potential and one or two jokes were reasonable, this comedy really did fall flat on its face. Though I appreciate Richard Pryor when he's good and has decent material, I was never a follower of him, so hold no allegiance to the comic, so no extra points just because he stars.

It looks as if it was made in the 1970's, as were the attitudes to all the poorly targeted subjects within it. Bumbling, obvious slapstick followed by cheap, unfunny stereotyping at the psychiatric hospital. This where the potential lay, but not taken.

The worse bits were to come - mawkish melodrama where the 'patient' becomes the Emergency Room consultant and Pryor tries to bond with the poor suffering patients. The 'romance' even worse. I almost wanted hospital treatment myself! However, the sidekick scenario of a power cut due to a thunderstorm and thus everybody on life support etc getting in all sorts of trouble was a good one and about the only redeeming feature.

Unfortunately, the ending that seemed to be a shoot-out (I lost the will to care, let alone work out who) was very tedious and boring and I willed it all to be over, by any means necessary, including a power-cut in my home!

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